Over the next four years, South Korea will lend US$1.2 billion on preferential terms to Viet Nam for various projects. In the 2008-11 period, the East Asian nation had already provided $1 billion for 28 projects on transport, water supply, renewable energy, information technology, healthcare and human resource development.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Cracks show up in Sai Gon River tunnel, but no danger
Many cracks have appeared on the road running through the Thu Thiem Tunnel that runs under the Sai Gon River, but an official says there is no cause for concern. Luong Minh Phuc, director of the HCM City Urban Transport Works Construction and Investment, said the road in the tunnel is two metres thick, so cracks on surface do not impact its strength or water-resistance capacity.
Young People (Thanh Nien)
Work begins on new landfill in waste treatment area
Work began on a third landfill in the Phuoc Hiep Solid Waste Treatment Complex, Cu Chi District, HCM City, on Friday. The 15ha landfill, built and operated with South Korean technology, will be able to receive 2,000-2,500 tonnes of waste per day. It will collect 6.5 million tonnes of waste over nine years. The landfill is expected to begin operations towards the end of 2013.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)